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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Huntington man sentenced for federal heroin crime

Huntington, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Steven Dale McCallister, age 41, of Huntington, West Virginia was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Huntington to 44 months in federal prison. McCallister previously pled guilty in March of 2015, admitting that in November of 2014 he possessed heroin that he had intended to sell from his Barboursville residence. The heroin was discovered when agents of the Huntington Violent Crime Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at McCallister’s home.

At the time McCallister was found with the heroin, he was on supervised release for a federal gun charge. McCallister, who admitted to the court that his possession of heroin violated the terms of his supervised release, was sentenced to an additional period of incarceration of 24 months to be served after the 44 months sentence on the heroin charge.

This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of heroin and prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal heroin and  pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.

Updated June 16, 2015